Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category
People have been looking up at the wonder of the night sky probably since there have been people. Regardless of your religious proclivities or culture, you cannot help but be amazed by what you see. It boggles the mind to think about all that is going on out there. Stars are being born and dying, galaxies are being formed, meteors, comets, and other heavenly bodies are moving around at speeds we find hard to comprehend.
It’s not about a lack of fresh clean water, it’s all about access.
Water; we often taken it for granted if it is plentiful and easily obtainable. The global picture for water management is not encouraging and probably worse in Africa than elsewhere. Can you imagine three-hundred million people not having access to safe water? Did you know that October 11, 2006, that was the entire population of the United States? I cannot imagine our entire country not having access to safe clean water! The inability to obtain clean safe water and the resulting poor sanitation situation keep the African people poor.
For Personal Development, I Often Turn to Nature. “To shed your skin, every old skin, one by one and then walk away, unencumbered, into the morning.” — Tony Kushner
Personal development and spiders may seem like a strange contrast. Some people find spiders creepy. I think they are extremely fascinating. They rid my garden of potentially dangerous insects, create magnificent works of art, and look absolutely beautiful in the sunlight.
Most spiders tend to live one or two years. They live in a variety of habitats. Definitely predators, finding and capturing prey.
Today, I witnessed two experiences that I’d like to share with you. The purpose of this post is to make you aware of your surroundings and to find hope and encouragement.
Each day, most citizens of Lee County Florida take the extra necessary steps to separate their recyclables. Paper, plastics, aluminum, steel, and glass. We also have a large amount of lawn and garden waste because we mow and water all year long. It can take up a bit of your time to make sure you clean, separate, and dispose of all of the recyclables according to our recycling rules.
Imagine our horror on April 6, 2010 when we learned all of our efforts to recycle were almost for nothing!
A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.